Saturday, November 9, 2013

Battle-Hymn


There's power in her words, energy in her voice.

She's tapping into greatness and sharing her vulnerability with those around her. Amazing. Just amazing.

During those times when I've become depleted, or lost, or too scared to take action, I watch this video.

It's a rousing reminder that God is with me every step of the way.

That even though the journey seems lonely and arduous and endless, that I was meant for something great and one day it'll all come together and make sense and be more beautiful than I could ever dream or hope.

An anthem of perseverance no matter how much has been sacrificed along the way.

To be courageous, resolute, hopeful.

I hope Judy Garland's performance resonates with you as much as it does me.

8 comments:

Mind Of Mine said...

Music is so crazy powerful. It can do wondrous things.

naturgesetz said...

I wouldn't have thought of The Battle Hymn of the Republic as Judy Garland's m├ętier, but she gives a deeply felt performance.

I can see how it strengthens and encourages you — both her delivery and the words themselves.

You are right that God is always with you. May you always hear his guidance and feel his strength and, above all, his love.

randuwa said...

My God, she was such a mess and still had that amazing voice! Thanks Dean.

Dean Grey said...

Mind Of Mine!

It most certainly can, Ian!

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naturgesetz!

Judy was so petite and at times soft-spoken that you wouldn't expect such power and strength to emit from her--but it did!

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randuwa!

Unfortunately Judy battled drugs from an early age up until her death but somehow managed not to lose her singing talent along the way.

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I appreciate the three of you gentlemen for stopping by!

-Dean

Randuwa said...

Dean, Yes, it is unfortunate, but also amazing. Amazing how her demands and addictions didn't keep her from her passion--that's a very gay sensibility. Right?

Dean Grey said...

Randuwa!

Agreed, Randy.

You can see why she had such a strong gay following back in the day.

-Dean

Dean Scott said...

I wrote a series about my favorite music a few years ago. The Grammy Award winning version of The Battle Hymn of the Republic sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was on my list. That version is not on YouTube anymore so I can't listen to it, but there are newer versions that I listen to when I want to hear something patriotic or uplifting. They don't seem to have the power of the earlier version. That could be due to the speakers on my PC.

Dean Grey said...

Dean!

I haven't heard the Mormon Tabernacle Choir version but will be on the lookout for it.

-Dean